Wednesday, 20 January 2021
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Satellites to help in disasters

Satellites to help in disasters

The importance of technology in helping people to stay in contact and informed during a natural disaster proved paramount last summer.Fortunately for Gippsland, 10 local towns are among the first in the state to receive a new nbn Disaster Satellite Service.“We have all seen how crucial access to information is during a natural disaster and through the recovery period afterwards,” Mr Chester...
Cann River survives

Cann River survives

In Cann River, commercial businesses are hoping that tourists, passing through, or staying at the camping ground or other accommodation in the town, will provide a much-needed financial boost to local businesses.It’s been a difficult year for the township with a lack of tourists being able to visit, however, the building of the United service station has provided a workforce that has kept Cann...
Christmas spirit

Christmas spirit

Lakes Entrance Surf Lifesaving Club held its annual Bronze Camp last week in some varying weather conditions, but it didn’t stop participants spreading Christmas cheer.Chief instructor, Jessica Woodward, did a commendable job organising instructors and leading a group of 20 15-16-year- olds through their training amid COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions.“The point of the camp is to develop surf...
All but impossible to complete roadside burns

All but impossible to complete roadside burns

Pamela and Ian Carr (pictured) are worried about fire.Outside their front gate is a nature strip and the couple is nervous about the fuel load that lies between it and the Great Alpine Road.“A cigarette butt could be all it takes, it would be enough to light it up,” Mr Carr said.The Carrs have lived beside the highway for seven and a half years on the Bruthen side of the Sarsfield Fire Brigade...
Worker shortage

Worker shortage

Local vegetable growers could be forced to watch their produce rot in the paddock due to a labour shortage in the Lindenow Valley. It’s nearing the pointy end of the season where crops need to be harvested but the traditional seasonal workforce used to ‘top-up’ the year-round local labour force is stuck overseas, despite those countries being COVID-19 free.Organic grower, Kane Busch, of Busch...
Caves reopen

Caves reopen

The Royal Cave at the Buchan Caves Reserve has reopened.Parks Victoria will recommence guided tours from today with additional hygiene and safety measures in place.While the Fairy Cave will stay closed for the time being, Caves House, the campground and the main visitor area of Buchan Caves Reserve will be open for the public’s pleasure.Parks Victoria staff have been busily preparing for...

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